My Quest For The Best Pocket Knife

Case Knives, now owned by Zippo, has an interesting knife museum in Bradford

Case Knife Museum
Case Knife Museum in Bradford PA

Pennsylvania. The museum has samples of the early knives and the stories behind them. My nephew, Tim Pike accompanied me since he has been a knife fan for years. His grandfather, Thomas Pike, used to have Fort Tuscarora on Route 172 in Lisbon Ohio. History, guns, and knives runs in the family.

My quest for the best pocket knife was easy at the Zippo/Case Museum, because of the abundance of knives there. This place is open to the public, and I highly recommend it to knife collectors. These pictures were taken in 2006, so things might have changed since then. According to their website, the place is open 7 days a week, and boasts of 100,000 visitors per year, from all over the world.

Zippo Repair Clinic
Zippo Repair Clinic

 

 

Historical Case Knives
Historical Case Knives
More Historical Case Knives
More Historical Case Knives

 

 

 

 

Dave Navoyosky
Dave Navoyosky
Tim Pike
Tim Pike
Tim Pike
Tim Pike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case Display
Case “Wall of Fame” Display

 

 

 

The 10 Most Engravable Knives in 2016

Dave Navoyosky & Vince Deissroth
Dave Navoyosky & Vince Deissroth

Businesses, big and small, had their logos laser engraved on pocket knives in 2016. This was a great way to spread good will and to advertise their company to all the customers and prospects. What were the 10 most engravable knives this year? Here is our list, according to popularity and attractiveness.

MK1 Metal Buck Knives laser engraved on the steel handle with your company logo Starline Metal Buck Knife MK1

mk92open-camo-orange Starline Blaze Camo Knife MK92

284CM.jpg Buck® Nano Bantam Camo 284cmo

Buck® Bantam BBW Orange Camo Lockback 284CM9 Buck® Bantam BBW Orange Camo Lockback 284CM9

Case Smooth Natural Bone Mini Trapper 91440 Case Smooth Natural Bone Mini Trapper 91440

Dakota special forces pocket knife Dako “Special Forces” Pocket Knife 7144

7902 Stonewash Pocket Knife 7902

95-113e.jpg 5 3/4″ Stainless Fruit/ Vegetable Knife 95-113e

95-110WHS Fruit/ Vegetable Knife with Ivory Plastic Handle 95-110whs

95-1832L Kutmaster Compact Rescue Knife 95-1832L

 

The 4 Best Pocket Knives in 2016

Pocket knives are so popular because they are collector items. Other reasons are: They are useful, portable, made of steel, helpful in self defense, a powerful tool in a small package, and made of interesting handle materials. In our opinion, the best pocket knives in 2016 are these. Our selection is based on popularity with our customers, and our own opinion on the quality put into these beautiful knives. In alphabetical order, they are:

BLANK ONLY-Boker Magnum King Barlow 01MB559DAM Boker Magnum King Barlow 01MB559DAM

The Boker Magnum King Barlow 01MB559DAM is styled after the antique barlow knives made in the 1600’s in England. This design of a subtle teardrop shape fits well into the hand. Like all barlows, it is 3 3/8″ closed, and has an over-sized bolster. The burl wood scales (handle) add much character. The pinnacle of its beauty is the genuine damascus blade. It also has a lockback mechanism. This is a safety feature not found on the original barlow knives.

110b.jpg Buck Folding Hunter Lockback Knife 110

By far, the pocket knives of all pocket knives is the Buck 110 Folding Hunter Lockback. Its size, weight, composition, extra sharp stainless steel blade, and wooden handle with stainless steel bolsters make it the king of pocket knives. When someone asks for a Buck knife, this is the one they are referring to.  USA-Made.

zippo clone Case Executive Lockback 7200

Case has been making pocket knives by hand since 1889. Located in the woods of Pennsylvania, they take pride in the hand-made tradition. The 7200 Executive Lockback is the top seller. People like it because it is the right size and shape for a man’s pocket. There are no sharp edges on the handle to cut into your pocket. The stainless steel blade comes super sharp, and it is easy to keep sharp your whole life. USA-Made.

1620-engraved-camo-scallion-smooth Kershaw “Scallion” Knife, Camo 1620

The classy Kershaw Scallion Camo 1620 knife satisfies both the camo lovers and the knife collectors. The patented Speedsafe opening mechanism makes it fun to open with one hand. No worry, there is a tip safety lock to prevent accidental opening. A removable pocket clip makes this knife a real keeper. USA-Made.